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10 Macro Hacks That Will Help You Lose Weight Fast
Well... It appears to me that everyone enjoyed our latest macro hack video seeing as we surpassed our goal of 250 likes. Because of that, we bring to you guys part 2! If you haven't seen that video yet I highly suggest you watching it here first:
Struggling with weight loss? Can't seem to get rid of that last little bit of fat? Do you find that you tend to over-eat.. especially at night time? Or maybe... do you want to just simply make healthier eating decisions throughout the day?
This video is for you if you said yes to any of my previous questions. Here are 10 tips that you should help you fix any problems you may have.
1. Eat veggies before all your major meals
If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) is continuously growing as people are realizing it really is possible hit their fitness goals by consuming foods they actually enjoy. However, it seems that too many people aren’t seeing the big picture and realizing how important micronutrients and food satiety are. On top of that, when you’re in a large caloric deficit you’re going to want to make veggies your best friend. By eating a surplus of veggies before your big meals you'll find yourself a lot more satisfied and craving less of the calorie dense foods for the rest of the meal.
2. Chose meats based on your current situation
When you’re in a bulk you can way more lenient with the types of meats you’re consuming. However, in a cutting phase when calories are reduced you’re going to want to mainly stick with your lean types of beef to limit fat intake. If you’re deep in a deficit and being sparring with food you’ve got to be very vigilant with your food choices. Here at Colossus we recommend grass-fed beef as it is significantly better in macros and non-steroid use beef.
3. Allocate calories at the end of the day for high volume foods to avoid danger zone
For a lot of people, the end of the day is danger zone. Many people tend to grab for those high calorie sweets after a long day of work. To avoid this, I like to allocate myself 200-300 calories strictly for veggies. This gives me the satisfaction of knowing I still have food left and can feel completely full and satisfied without having to reach for calorie dense foods.
4. Add lemon or lime to flavour up your drinks
For those of you that crave the sugary satisfaction of flavoured drinks, try adding a lemon or lime to your water! They taste great, are low in calories, and potentially have benefits towards your immune system.
5. Try diet drinks to lower total calorie intake
Diet drinks certainly do have a place in your diet if they are used properly. They are a great low to no calorie alternative to those sugary and high calorie drinks. Some of our personal favourites are diet cranberry juice and slim iced tea. With this being said, far too many people are still under the impression that diet drinks are a direct link to cancer and/or weight gain. If you're one of those people that believe this, I highly suggest giving this video a watch before continuing.
6. Add in beef jerky to help hit protein goals
We all know how important protein is in one's diet. Although beef jerky it is fairly expensive, it tastes great! If you want to switch it up between your classic protein sources, it is an awesome alternative and it’s very convenient for when you’re on the go.
7. Use low-no calorie chocolate syrups
Chocolate syrups can be extremely detrimental to ones day of eating. I’ve seen people go for a low calorie frozen yogurt then load on hundred of calories in syrups. To reduce total calorie intake and still add some amazing taste to your foods, try some of the low to no calorie chocolate syrups found in your grocery stores. I know from experience walden farms is a good go to for this (or any sauces in that matter).
8. Substitute your high calorie chips for low calorie popcorn
Far too many potato chip brands are ridiculously high in calories, and especially loaded with fat. A serving of Miss Vickies chips for example contains 16g of fat. I recommend substituting your typical potato chip brand for a nice bag of popcorn.. and no I don’t mean the movie night with butter kind either. Orville Redenbacher’s 94% fat free popcorn only contains 1g of fat per serving. It’s a great snack to munch on while watching TV or binge watching our youtube videos.... :)
9. Substitute for almond milk
Low on calories? Switch out some of your typical milks for almond milk. 30 calories for 1 cup… you really can’t go wrong there!
10. Be smart about your maple syrup choices
Us Canadians sure know our maple syrups! When looking at a 100% pure maple syrup package you’ll see one serving is said to contain a whopping 54g of carbs and 50g of sugar. I have learned to love E.D Smith maple syrup as it still tastes great and it’s literally 8 times less calories than other brands. Some people like to believe that the lower the calories the worse it tastes but I can assure you E.D Smith will not disappoint you. Right E.D?
Bonus- Oatmeal is king
What more is there to say… Oatmeal really is AMAZING. It’s an amazing staple in your diet and you can add so many different things on top to spice it up and make it different each time. You can add peanut butter, almonds, that no calorie chocolate sauce we just talked about... it’s the ultimate macro recipe hack. On top of that, oatmeal is just so good for you and certainly helps with food satiety as it is generally filled with fibre.
If you're unaware of how fast calories add up, try it for yourself! If you'd like to see an article about how to properly log on myfitnesspal please head over to our video and smash that like button all the way to 275 likes! I hope you all learned a thing or two and will put it to use in your everyday life.
If you have any questions I'd love to answer them for you. Shoot me an e-mail @KyleColossusCoaching@gmail.com